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What We Stand For

The basis of the activities of FYEG is our political work on a European level, in a European political space. This is not limited to lobbying inside the European Parliament. No, FYEG is also involved on a street level, running campaigns together with its Member Organisations. At the same time it is not afraid of lifting topics and relevant questions from the local organisations, supporting them and spreading them throughout the network.

Once every year FYEG hosts a formal meeting, the General Assembly, where the MOs, through their delegates, decide on policy and strategy and elect an Executive Committee (EC). The EC board of 7 people is elected to serve for a year and EC members can serve 3 terms consecutively. The Executive Committee leads and coordinates activities of the Federation. There is no leadership hierarchy inside the EC, rather a flat structured and gender balanced committee. They are assisted by a full time paid Secretary General since 1999.

The opinions and statements of FYEG are based on the political platform, which is discussed and updated each year during our General Assembly.

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If you're from the press and want to contact us, go to CONTACT US and contact one of our spokespersons.

Political Platform & Policy papers

Here you can find the FYEG policy papers, the political platform being the most important one. All policy papers are all adopted by our General Assembly, starting in 2008.

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Leave No One Behind - Open letter to MEPs on World Refugee Day

Jun 19, 2020

We, the undersigned organisations are deeply concerned about the current situation at the European borders, especially in Greece and regarding camps like the one in Moria. People are stranded in...

Black Lives Matter - Police brutality must end

Jun 3, 2020

Racism kills. Uncontrolled racist police kill. Institutional racism kills. Last week, nearly 6 years after the world witnessed the murder of Eric Garner, another Black man - George Floyd, was killed...

1st of May statement - Workers don't need applause, just a good life

May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the essential role played by workers that are usually disregarded and exploited in the current neoliberal economic system.Today, while we are in lockdowns due to...

Letter from FYEG Member Organisation to EU leaders calling for European solidarity and coronabonds

Apr 22, 2020

During the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, the absence of solidarity between European countries, with some of them even blocking shipments of medical devices, led to terrible...

We Need European Financial Solidarity to Fight COVID-19

Apr 9, 2020

During the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, the absence of solidarity between European countries, with some of them even blocking shipments of medical devices, led to terrible...

Response to COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over the last two weeks we are experiencing the world like never before. On the one hand, we are being challenged every day as we face tremendous loss and sacrifice. On...

This is not a refugee crisis, an Erdoğan or a Greece crisis, this is a human rights and rule of law crisis

Mar 5, 2020

We are absolutely disgusted how the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the European Council President Charles Michel have been “handling the situation at the EU border”. The...

We Want a Real Green Deal

Dec 17, 2019

Last week, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented the "European Green Deal" in the European Parliament, as did Frans Timmermans in a press conference at the UNFCCC climate...

We do not trust the Von Der Leyen Commission

Nov 26, 2019

Prior to a crucial vote in Strasbourg, the Federation of Young European Greens calls on Members of the European Parliament not to vote in favour of the new European Commission.In the last European...

Not One Less: Call for the Elimination of Gender-based Violence

Nov 25, 2019

According to the Council of Europe, domestic violence kills a woman every 12 minutes. Let’s be clear: it is men that commit violence against women and it is neither a domestic nor a private...

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Nov 2, 2019

On this very day in Europe, women are being paid just 84% of what men earn in the same job. 84% is not good enough. It takes 16% off the value women should be acknowledged in Europe. It’s a...

Solidarity To Dighomi Forest Protest

Sep 7, 2019

The Dighomi forest - which’s territory just a few decades ago covered 75 hectares when for today it has been shrunk to 20.5 hectares - is located in Tbilisi, Georgia and it is the only forest-park...

The Amazon is burning, the EU is accomplice.

Aug 30, 2019

Fires in the Amazon shed light on the ongoing environmental crisis in Brazil and its link with the agricultural system. FYEG calls on the EU to take responsibility and radically change its...

Istanbul 2019: Results from FYEG General Assembly

Aug 20, 2019

ISTANBUL - The Federation of Young European Greens held its annual General Assembly (GA) this week, from the 14th to the 18th of August in Istanbul, Turkey. Hosted by the Turkish Young Greens, Genç...

Finland’s EU presidency: call for climate action

Jul 1, 2019

As Finland begins its six-month stint in the rotating presidency of the European Council on 1st of July, the Federation of Young European Greens, as well as the Green Youth and Students of Finland...